Lemon, Lemon Oil, Lemon Peel, Lemon Peel Oil


Lemon  (Citrus limonum)


Benefits and Uses of Lemon Oil:
Lemon oil is like many other essential oils; it has antiseptic properties as well. Lemon oil is also known as Rational oil, the reason being that the fragrance of the lemon oil is such that it causes a person to feel pleasant and reduce the negative emotions as well. This is probably why it is useful for aromatherapy as well. Lemon oil reduces the stress and helps to increase the levels of concentration. A few drops of lemon oil on your tissue paper can work wonders! Its antidepressant properties can drive the blues away. One can feel a kind of alertness in the body with just a whiff of lemon oil.

It is known that lemon oil is beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety and blood pressure problems. Apart from this it also helps to relieve sore throat and digestive problems and respiratory infections.

Lemon oil is highly beneficial for the immune system as well. Being high in the vitamin content it helps to build the body’s resistance power to fight against various diseases.

Lemon oil is also very useful for stomach disorders such as stomach cramps, acidity and indigestion.

The skin can find many benefits due to lemon oil. Dull skin can be fixed in a jiffy with lemon oil. This oil also has astringent properties in it as well. This is probably the reason why lemon oil is beneficial for the pimples and other such skin problems. Lemon oil is especially beneficial for oily skin. There are times when lemon oil may cause some kind of skin irritation if used in its pure form, on the skin. In cases of sensitive skin, the oil would need to be diluted for better results.

Lemon oil is also useful for hair care as it helps to get rid of dandruff. It also adds a luster and sheen to dull and limp hair.

Lemon oil also helps to nourish and protect furniture. Wood furniture is known to look as good as new if cleaned with some lemon oil.

If you are troubled with sleepless nights then lemon oil may just be the solution for you. This is a great boon for people who suffer from insomnia.

This oil is also an important ingredient in most skin care products. Most face washes include lemon oil due to its antiseptic properties.
 Lemon is one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world and is used for culinary purposes as it is a good source of vitamin and helps in digestion. It also provides a good taste and aroma to food. Further lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very healthy, tasty, and low cost.

Other health benefits of lemon oil include the following:

Stress: Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension. It has to ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mind-frame and removing negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.
Insomnia: Usage of lemon oil ensures good sleep and helps those suffering from insomnia.
Immune System: Lemon oil has high vitamin content and therefore it helps in increasing the immunity of the body. It further stimulated White Blood Cells and thus increases your ability to fight diseases. Lemon oil also improves the circulation in the body.
Fever: Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and typhoid.
Stomach Disorders: Since lemon oil is carminative, it is used in treating various stomach problems including indigestion, acidity, stomach upsets, cramps, etc.
Skin Care: Lemon oil is a good remedy for the increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates dull skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for oily skin.
Lemon oil can be used in a cream or lotion to clear congested skin. The astringent properties are great for oily skin conditions. The antiseptic effect of lemon oil on the other hand, helps to treat any cuts, boils and minor wounds. The rubefacient action of the oil further helps to sort out cellulite, as well as helping with acne.
Hair Care: Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shinning hair. Lemon oil is also used for removing dandruff from head.
Over Weight: Lemon juice is very helpful in reducing weight.
Tiredness: Lemon oil is refreshing and stimulating and increase the circulating. It is helpful in removing mental as well as physical tiredness.
Asthma: It is believed that lemon is also useful for treating asthma.
Other benefits of lemon include the following:

Cleaners: Lemon is a good cleaner; therefore it is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, etc. It is also a disinfectant and hence it is used for cleaning surfaces such as butcher’s knife and block that can get contaminated easily.
Soaps and Cosmetics: Lemon juice and lemon essential oil is used in soaps, face wash and many personal care and skin care cosmetics due to its antiseptic nature.
Perfumes: Lemon oil has a distinct refreshing aroma which makes it a good ingredient for perfumes. Many scented candles contain lemon oil. It is also uused in potpourris.
Drinks: Lemon oil is used in various artificial drinks concentrates to give them the taste of lemon juice.
Lemon oil blends well with many other essential oils including lavender essential oil, rose oil, neroli essential oil, sandalwood oil, geranium essential oil, ylang ang essential oil, tea tree essential oil, etc.

Lemon Peel.

Although there are plenty of prescription and chemical formulas designed to help quell the dermatological nightmare that is acne, sometimes you don't need to go farther than your kitchen for a remedy. Lemon has long been used as a natural cleanser, and lemon peel can be used as an ingredient in a wash to help clear up acne.

Benefits of Lemon Peel.
Because acne most often occurs in oily skin, the acid in the lemon peel helps to eliminate excess oils on the face. Lemon peel also acts as a skin lightener, which is perfect for those who tan a lot or have naturally uneven tones. The acid in the lemon peel is primarily what drives these benefits, and it naturally breaks up oil, and helps to dissolve dead skin cells. The lightening occurs for the same reason, as sun-exposed cells are broken up by the lemon's acidity, and new growths are promoted. This is especially useful for those looking to soften freckles as well as get rid of acne.
Preventative Properties
In addition to minimizing acne breakouts, using  lemon peel has a number of preventative properties as well. Using  lemon peel can prevent buildup caused by other face products or frequent make-up use. Lemon peel can also help with a mild sunburn, as it promotes new skill cell growth.

Lemon Peel Oil.
Lemon peel essential oil acts as a natural astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide on the skin, which is of particular benefit to people with problem and acne skin. The rubefacient and diuretic properties are also used to bring balance to the fluids in the cells and ensuring optimum circulation - which is needed to remove cellulite.

There are various benefits of lemon peel essential oil as it is an excellent natural astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide which is of particular benefit to people with problem skin and to remove cellulite. The rubefacient and diuretic properties are of great value, as it balances the fluids in the cells and ensures optimum circulation.

It further has the ability to stimulate the white corpuscles in the blood, which defends the body and fights infection.

It is also used to balance the pH of the skin, by counteracting acidity on its surface and acts as a very mild natural bleach or lightener on the skin, which enables it to brighten dull skin color and calm redness, as well as the irritation of an inflamed skin.

The typical composition of lemon oil contains alpha-pinene, camphene, beta-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha-terpinene, linalool, beta-bisabolene, limonene, trans-alpha-bergamotene, nerol as well as neral.

It has antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, rubefacient, tonic, as well as vermifuge therapeutic properties on the skin.

Lemon Zest.
The rich outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, which can be used as flavoring.

On a lemon, it is the yellow part of the peel on the outside of a lemon. The peel of a citrus fruit contains two (2) top layers; the zest (the outermost part of the rind), and the pith (a white, fibrous membrane directly below the zest which helps to protect the fruit inside). The zest is shiny, brightly colored, and textured; it is the outer surface of the fruit which consumers can directly see.

Lemon zest has an intense lemon/citrus flavor with very little bitterness. The bitterness is primarily found in the white part of the lemon (the white pith). The white pith will give your dish a bitter undertaste. Carefully zest your citrus fruits leaving the pith on the fruit.

Citrus zest is full of compounds that fight cancer. When you squeeze a lemon (or peel an orange), save the skin.

Scientists at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom found that a compound in tangerine peel called salvestrol Q40 kills an enzyme that spurs the growth of human cancer cells.

Previous research has shown that limonene, a compound found in lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel, might also decrease cancer risk.

Zest the well-washed fruit - toss the bitter white pith - and add to soups, baked goods, yogurt, or hot tea or homemade skin cace products.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein  is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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